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Seismic Vulnerability Assessment of Civil Engineering Structures at Multiple Scales - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128240717

Seismic Vulnerability Assessment of Civil Engineering Structures at Multiple Scales

1st Edition

From Single Buildings to Large-Scale Assessment

Editors: Tiago Ferreira Hugo Rodrigues
Paperback ISBN: 9780128240717
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 1st November 2021
Page Count: 400
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Table of Contents

1. From single buildings to large-scale assessment
2. Survey and characterization techniques at different scales

Part 1: Building Scale
3. Challenges in the seismic assessment of RC structures: From pre-code buildings to recent ones
4. Seismic assessment of traditional masonry structures
5. Earthen structures
6. Timber and mixed structures
7. Steel structures
8. Seismic vulnerability of Industrial facilities

Part 2: Large Scale
9. Large scale vulnerability assessment and mitigation
10. Emergency planning at the urban scale
11. Risk assessment of transportation network systems
12. Building damage scenarios to support response and recovery


Seismic Vulnerability Assessment of Civil Engineering Structures at Multiple Scales: From Single Buildings to Large-Scale Assessment provides an integrated, multiscale platform for fundamental and applied studies on the seismic vulnerability assessment of civil engineering structures, including buildings with different materials and building typologies. The book shows how various outputs obtained from different scales and layers of assessment (from building scale to the urban area) can be used to outline and implement effective risk mitigation, response and recovery strategies. In addition, it highlights how significant advances in earthquake engineering research have been achieved with the rise of new technologies and techniques.

The wide variety of construction and structural systems associated with the complex behavior of their materials significantly limits the application of current codes and building standards to the existing building stock, hence this book is a welcomed guide on new construction standards and practices.

Key Features

  • Provides the theoretical backgrounds on the most advanced seismic vulnerability assessment approaches at different scales and for most common building typologies
  • Covers the most common building typologies and the materials they are made from, such as concrete, masonry, steel, timber and raw earth
  • Presents practical guidelines on how the outputs coming from such approaches can be used to outline effective risk mitigation and emergency planning strategies


Civil engineers, structural designers, structural and earthquake scientists, MSc and PhD students. Architects, urban planners, and decision-makers in the fields of urban planning and public safety


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About the Editors

Tiago Ferreira

Tiago Miguel Ferreira is an Integrated Researcher at the Institute of Science and Innovation for Bio-Sustainability (IB-S) of the University of Minho and an Assistant Professor at the University of Coimbra, Portugal, where he teaches in the field of Rehabilitation and Seismic Retrofit of Ancient Buildings. He is also Editor-in-Chief of Conservar Património, a journal dedicated to heritage studies. Over the last decade he has been researching the field of urban risk-related issues, namely on the assessment and mitigation of single and multi-hazard risk in urban areas (seismic, flood and fire vulnerability). He has also participated and coordinated several applied research projects aimed at assessing the vulnerability of various old urban areas in Portugal and abroad.

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Associate, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minho, Portugal

Hugo Rodrigues

Hugo Rodrigues is an Associate Professor at the Department of Civil Engineering of the University of Aveiro, teaching several topics related to Structural Analysis, Building Pathology and Rehabilitation. He received his PhD in Civil Engineering from the University of Aveiro. His experience in Seismic analysis, having participated as a team member in research and development projects, specialized consultancy studies ordered by several public institutions and companies regarding the assessment of seismic risk. His primary research interests are Building Rehabilitation, Structural Health Monitoring and Seismic Safety, including experimental and numerical activities.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Aveiro, Portugal